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Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   Today, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Tom Kaiser
Thanks to all that responded. I have EPC...

Thanks to all that responded.

I have EPC but did not see the length on the pages I reviewed. I am not proficient in the new EPC so I apologize for my shortcomings.
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   Yesterday, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By Tom Kaiser
Rumb, thanks for the link. I took a quick look...

Rumb, thanks for the link. I took a quick look and did not see W126 listed specifically in the DIN manuals. Do you know how extensive W126 parts are listed in the DIN manuals?

I am looking for...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-16-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By Tom Kaiser
Bolt lengths vs part number

Does anyone know of a resource that lists the length of a bolt where the part number is known?
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   06-16-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By Tom Kaiser
My experience with three W126 SEL 560s is that...

My experience with three W126 SEL 560s is that the original owners spliced in telephones and radar detectors. I have done my best to strip out all of the non-original wiring. Look under your fuse...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-27-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 772
Posted By Tom Kaiser
Liviu165, I put all of the pieces back into place...

Liviu165, I put all of the pieces back into place since I will be gone for a month. They are not torqued but just lightly bolted into place. My memory requires this unnecessary step along with lots...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-27-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 772
Posted By Tom Kaiser
John, I thought the helicoil tap for the M8...

John, I thought the helicoil tap for the M8 insert that I already tried exceeded the limits for a straight M10 tap. I suppose I could try and if it fails then helicoil tap for M10 at that point.
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-27-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 772
Posted By Tom Kaiser
It is my understanding that if the helicoil fails...

It is my understanding that if the helicoil fails then I MUST remove the head. I would not be able to put the intake manifold back on the engine if that one bolt is absent. Is there another option...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-27-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 772
Posted By Tom Kaiser
I have ordered the M10-1.25 helicoil kit and a...

I have ordered the M10-1.25 helicoil kit and a M10-1.25 40mm hex socket head stainless steel bolt. Also a 13/32" cobalt drill bit. The bit has arrived, the other parts are forthcoming. As...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-26-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 772
Posted By Tom Kaiser
John, I figure that I have only one shot at the...

John, I figure that I have only one shot at the helicoil in the vehicle. If I go with the 3/8" helicoil and it fails then the tap out from the 3/8" will prevent me from stepping up to M10 helicoil. ...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-26-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 772
Posted By Tom Kaiser
I leave soon for a trip with my brother. That...

I leave soon for a trip with my brother. That vehicle will now sit for a month.

I have enough time to investigate something I read about on my parts vehicle head. A saturated solution of Alum...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-24-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 772
Posted By Tom Kaiser
Liviu165, I called my local independent MB...

Liviu165, I called my local independent MB service shop and spoke with the gentleman that has helped me several times in the past. He knew exactly which bolt I had an issue with and said that I...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-24-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 772
Posted By Tom Kaiser
Update: I did not realize it at the time but I...

Update: I did not realize it at the time but I was not centered well enough in the bolt that I was drilling out. The hole that I drilled was too big for an M8-1.25 helicoil to get a grip. It was...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-22-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 772
Posted By Tom Kaiser
I agree, Liviu165 is an excellent resource. ...

I agree, Liviu165 is an excellent resource.

I will get a three piece, 8M x 1.25, tap set which has Taper:Plug:Bottoming taps. I'll put some oil in the hole this evening and let it sit until my...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-22-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 772
Posted By Tom Kaiser
Liviu165, when I drilled out the corroded bolt I...

Liviu165, when I drilled out the corroded bolt I was left with a smooth hole. My hole is slightly smaller than the original bolt but I am unable to get the old bolt material to come out of the...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-22-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 772
Posted By Tom Kaiser
Heli-coil advice requested

The intake manifold bolt corroded into the block was totally uncooperative. I used every technique that I knew without success. I have drilled out the bolt and now I need to install a Heli-coil. ...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-21-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Tom Kaiser
My fishing trip was postponed due to inclement...

My fishing trip was postponed due to inclement weather in the area. Therefore I started my tear down for the intake manifold refresh project. I have been cleaning and then applying Kroil...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-20-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Tom Kaiser
jsebastian, what symptoms did you experience when...

jsebastian, what symptoms did you experience when the doughnut was not seated correctly? How did you figure out the issue?
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-18-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By Tom Kaiser
The associated Safety Statements make me wonder...

The associated Safety Statements make me wonder if I should pursue this product:

Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement:
May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.
Very toxic to aquatic life...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-17-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By Tom Kaiser
Iso-Octane

MB Maintenance Manual 14-450 (page 2) recommends the use of Iso-Octane to test for leaks of fuel lines, intake system, fuel distributor, and injection valves. I am unable to find that product...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-17-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Tom Kaiser
Intake manifold refresh

I have read several posts about sealants used during an intake manifold seals/gaskets refresh. I have Curil-T on hand for the intermediate seals (rubber donuts) between the upper and lower parts of...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-08-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,719
Posted By Tom Kaiser
Liviu165, what technique and/or products did you...

Liviu165, what technique and/or products did you use to get the lower intake manifold clean? Has it been treated with a coating? TIA.
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   05-06-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10,243
Views: 759,029
Posted By Tom Kaiser
I took the intake (upper and lower) manifold off...

I took the intake (upper and lower) manifold off of my 250,000 mile parts engine today. I literally poured oil out of the lower intake manifold. The crud is unbelievable.

I am learning the steps...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   04-26-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,200
Posted By Tom Kaiser
Liviu165, is there a procedure that I should...

Liviu165, is there a procedure that I should follow when extracting the worm shaft out of the piston? I don't want the balls dropping onto the floor. I am going to use this opportunity to rebuild...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   04-25-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,200
Posted By Tom Kaiser
Liviu165, I turned the steering shaft fully...

Liviu165,
I turned the steering shaft fully clockwise which pulled the rack tight against the bearing cap keeping the balls inside and untouched. Then I removed the steering shaft with the rack...
Forum: W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class   04-25-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,200
Posted By Tom Kaiser
FULL DISCLOSURE: I used the following...

FULL DISCLOSURE: I used the following tools/techniques when I rebuilt my Power Steering Gearbox but I freely admit that I was less than perfect. My results are good, but not perfect.

I took the...
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